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Posted January 25, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Will do Kenny. I won't be able to dismount the current wheels on the Caterpillar for in place pics but with a good tape measure you can get it good enough to know if there is a gain.

Keith, the problem with Craftsmans is that the wheels they come with stock are supposed to be on at their widest. Then if you do any aftermarket tires for them and fancy rear hitches you get clearance issues and have to get better wheels to run wider tires lol. It's a battle you only have to deal with once luckily lol.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Well.... I never had an issue with this ? I used wheels off Bolens and Deere rigs with no issues at all ? I thought most, if not all the 12" rear 4.5" on 5 rims were reversible, except maybe trailer wheels ?

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 12:31 PM

I went out and got a few pics for you.
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Looks like they are offset about 2" to the inside. These are 7.5" wheels, looks like I need 9.5" wide wheels.:mecry:

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Yup, you got an issue there, looks like you could definately use a 2-3" spacer ! Them be a wide arsed rim ! Awsome for a puller :thumbs:

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Kenny, can you take a second pair of rims and cut both pairs of wheels to only have to have one weld to put together as one pair of 9.5 wide rims?

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 01:42 PM

Beats prices like these:
Wheel wheels rim rims in 5x4.5 12x10.5 puller 26x12x12 garden tractor simplicity | eBay

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 02:43 AM

Kenny

Why not just fab your own spacers? All you would need is some heavy wall pipe and some flat stock. That's what the PO used for my 1256.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:34 AM

OldBuzzard, got a pic of those spacers? I'm not against widening the wheels, just have to find a donor set. Widening will take a lot of the bulge out of the tires.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 01:58 PM

Here ya go...

He used two different methods, and wasn't too interested in making it 'neat'.

I'd think that the way that he did the right side would be best.


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Posted January 26, 2012 - 02:34 PM

Hey Kenny, can you use your new wheel weights as spacers? Just bolt them on first and bolt the wheel to the rotor with the wheel weight holes.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 02:54 PM

Would set them too far out. I think going to a wider wheel would be best. I can still do the 3-point.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Do you want the trailer style 12x8.5's that I have?? be great for if you never want to run stock type wheel weights.

Note, I will sell cheap because I just don't have a good spot for them, and never plan to use em (I think). lol

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 03:01 PM

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 03:37 PM

I'm thinking, Casey. That's only an 1" wider than what I have. Offset looks to be more.

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 06:05 PM

I can measure the offset but I think it was only 2 to 3 inches when I measured it a few months back. With 26x12-12 tires on them it will be ok I think. I never knew anyone, until you, to cram 26x12-12s on a 7 wide rims, when most everyone uses an 8.5 rim for that size.




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